Tips / How-to’s

5 Tips for Starting a Juice Business in 2022

This article has been updated in June 2022 (originally published January 2015). Opening a juice business seems pretty straight forward. You make juice, and you sell it. Easy money. Well, there are some things you need to figure out before everything can be open and operating. After working with hundreds of new juice companies, I…

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How to Create a High Yield Juice Recipe

When formulating recipes, it’s important to keep in mind that some fruit and vegetable varieties make a lot more juice than others. On the “non-juicy” end of the scale we have sweet potato and leafy greens. On the other end we have watermelon and cucumber. Getting a high yield is not just about using juicy…

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How Virtue Juice Bar Offers On-Demand Cold-Pressed Juice

This article was updated on June 6, 2022 (originally published August 22, 2019). Offering real pressed juice on-demand has been attempted many times, but I’ve never seen a juice bar successfully pull it off until now. The issue in the past has been that the process required to do it and the equipment available had…

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How to Get a Tax Break Buying a Commercial Juicer

How to (basically) get a 37% discount on your commercial juicer: Since 2017 in the US tax code, Section 179 allows taxpayers to deduct or “write off” the cost of certain property as an expense when the property is placed in service. Disclaimer: I’m not an accountant and this isn’t tax advice. Tax policies change…

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Achieving Maximum Hourly Output from Your Juicer

Let’s start with a single question quiz: Amy needs to produce 40 bottles of juice. Her commercial juicer is rated to produce a maximum of 40 bottles of juice per hour. She is juicing by herself. How long will it take her to make the juice from start to finish? A. 30 minutes B. 1…

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How To Store Produce for Juice

Should I store all of my produce for juice in the refrigerator? This is a common question from both the at-home juicer (especially when preparing for a juice cleanse) and the commercial juicer. Where I find most of the confusion lies is with the fact that not all produce REQUIRES refrigeration in order to stay…

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Adding Pureed Fruit to Your Fresh Juice Recipes (Why & How-To)

If you’ve ever tried juicing a mushy (or un-juiceable) fruit only to end up with a tough-to-drink mess, this guide is for you. We often get asked about juicing fruits like mangoes, kiwis, berries, and peaches. People are used to seeing these fruits in the “juices” that are found on the supermarket shelves. These  blended…

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The 10 Best Vegetables for Juicing

Making green juice, vegetable juice or fruit juice with vegetables? Then you need to know which veggies are best for juicing. This list contains the most nutritious vegetables you should include in your juice recipes. At the end, we’ll list a few veggies that you should NOT juice. Let’s dive right in to the healthiest…

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Keeping Juice Fresh – Time and Temperature Abuse

I was in LA back in 2015, and my friend Adam was visiting from Australia to do some research about the juicing industry. I organized a factory tour for us of what was (at the time) the fastest growing, potentially most recognizable brand of cold-pressed juice in LA. I won’t mention the name, but let’s…

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Cold-Pressed Juice Bar Business Plans: The 4 Basic Models

If you’re looking for a juice bar business plan, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll go over the four basic business models for a cold-pressed juice bar / business: Delivery Only Retail Juice Bar Wholesale* Combination *Technically not a juice bar business, but worth considering. I will give a high level…

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Cold-Pressed Juice Bar Equipment List & Kitchen Layout

This article covers some of the most important aspects of starting a juice business. Click a section to skip to it: Juice Bar & Kitchen Layout Infographics Kitchen Flow Juice Bar Equipment List Total Cost of Equipment Using a Commissary Kitchen This article has been updated (originally published September 8th, 2016). How to Design a…

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Juice Bar Regulations: 7 Tips to Help You Navigate the Health Department

When first getting into the business of food and beverage, it can be somewhat intimidating when you think about dealing with local juice bar regulations and the health department. The good news is that the health department is usually pretty helpful and will either answer your questions or point you in the right direction to…

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